Infant Transition Rooms

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As infants become mobile, typically around 8 months of age, they need safe areas to explore, play, and learn. Every baby is different, and having the right environment to develop at their own pace is important for their growth. At North American Montessori, we understand this transitionary period between younger infants and toddlers brings new needs and concerns. Our caring staff provides the guidance and attention that children in this new mobile stage of development need to learn and thrive. Exploration is an important component of development and our Montessori Transition Rooms provide a safe and supportive environment for children to discover the world around them as they roll and crawl around.

The Transition Room Experience

When your child is in a Montessori environment, it means they will be under the nurturing care of teachers who are rigorously trained in child development. Every transition room is staffed with two teachers to provide guidance to mobile infants as they learn. We encourage frequent, positive, and warm interactions between adults and children in our classroom environments.

Our Mobile Infant Daycare Curriculum

As your infant becomes mobile, their brain development allows them to begin making connections with people and things around them. The activities your child will experience in our Transition Rooms promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration. They also focus on supporting social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Children are allowed to progress at their own pace within our early childhood education programs. Our teachers work with mobile infants to meet milestones appropriate for their age and we use developmentally-appropriate toys to enhance the learning experience.

Activities include:

  • Learning to talk
  • Beginning to learn to walk
  • Refining motor skills
  • Learning to understand by listening, observing, and engaging
  • Learning to express their needs, wants, and interests
  • Sensory activities to encourage growth and social interaction
  • Working on memory skills
  • Developing focused attention skills
  • Interacting with other children
  • Participating in music and songs
  • Circle time
  • Age-specific arts and crafts

Our Transition Room Environment

Safety is always at the forefront of our child care, and our rooms are equipped with developmentally-appropriate toys, furniture, and materials. Our rooms are specially designed to support your child’s budding independence and we avoid equipment that limits a child’s freedom of movement since exploration is highly important at the infant stage.

Our Montessori Daycare Centers

Let us help enhance your child’s natural passion for wonder and exploration — learn more about our three schools below:

The Centre at Conway in Chesterfield

Casa Dia Montessori of Mehlville

Casa Dia Montessori of Crestwood

Transition Room FAQs

Finding the right childcare for your family is an essential part of your mobile infant’s social, emotional, and physical development. We appreciate that you are considering North American Montessori Child Care to meet your childcare needs. Please review the frequently asked questions we receive about our Transition Rooms, and contact us if you find your question is not answered!

What ages are in the Transition Rooms?

Infants typically move from the Infant Room into the Transition Room around 8 months of age when they show signs of becoming mobile,— for example, when they begin rolling, crawling, and pulling to stand. To avoid any collision accidents, these mobile infants are separated from older children in the Toddler Room who are walking/running.

Do you have pack & plays and/or cots for nap time or do we need to supply them?

Yes, we offer age-appropriate spaces for mobile infants to nap in while in the Transition Room. We follow the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as outlined by the State of Missouri.

Are meals provided? What are the meal times?

Yes, we provide healthy, balanced meals and snacks for children in all classrooms. Meal times are typically around 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. for lunch. We offer snacks around 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Do you accommodate food allergies?

Yes, our facilities can accommodate any food allergies children may have.

Tour Our Montessori Infant Daycare

Our schools have an open door policy and any parent wishing to tour one of our daycare centers needs only to arrive at the main office and we will be happy to show you around. However, we do encourage you to schedule an appointment to see the facility.

Tours are available:

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Centre at Conway in Chesterfield
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Mehlville
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Crestwood

We offer full- and part-time program options to fit your family’s childcare needs. Come see why North American Montessori is the best choice for your child!

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Tuition Information

For tuition prices please call our schools

The Centre at Conway in Chesterfield

Casa Dia Montessori of Mehlville

Casa Dia Montessori of Crestwood

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